By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Dun
3:21 PM EST, January 16, 2013
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown took in $1.25 million last year in contributions toward his anticipated run for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014, edging out Attorney General Douglas M. Gansler and Howard County Execurive Ken Ulman by the narrowest of margins.
In campaign finance reports due Wednesday, Gansler reported raising $1.24 million, while Ulman collected $1.14 million.
Gansler continues to hold an advantage in the amount of money in the bank, with $5.2 million. Ulman has $2.1 million in cash on hand, while Brown has $1.6 million.
A fourth potential candidate who got a later start, Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur, reported that she collected $248,671 in 2012, leaving her with more than $380,000 in cash on hand.
None of the four is a declared candidate but each is widely expected to run to replace the term-limited Gov. Martin O'Malley.
In a statement released by his campaign organization, Brown welcomed the results.
"I am pleased with our fundraising success and honored to have the support of so many people across Maryland," he said. "I look forward to continuing to move Maryland forward with the help of thousands of committed friends and neighbors."
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